Zoo Keeper

The Animal Technician performs animal husbandry which includes feeding animals and cleaning animal facilities.
Reports To: Area Curator

Requirements and Job Specifications:

  • Education Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • License(s) Required: Valid LA driver's license
  • Years of Relevant Work Experience: 1 year experience in animal care
  • Other: Ability to explicitly follow instructions; Ability to recognize abnormal behavior and physical condition of animals; Ability to work in close proximity to dangerous animals

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Feeds and handles animals and cleans the exhibits
  • Assures security
  • Recognizes and reports abnormal behavior or physical condition of animals
  • Unloads feed trucks
  • Keeps grounds free of litter
  • Interacts with public
  • Performs oral and written reports
  • Assists veterinarians
  • Performs public relation duties

Supplemental Information:

Full-time position; schedules vary, within the framework of 8 hours/5 days per week, lunch break daily; Overtime as required. An offer of employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment criminal background check, Motor Vehicle Records check, drug screen and physical. To apply, please visit www.brec.org.